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Old 01-03-2003, 11:12:14 PM
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Hopefully, hear is a picture of my engine trailer. I tried to post it earlier but PhotoIsland was having techical difficulties. Have loaded up to 3000 lb engines with it. Beam extends past the end of the trailer 4 ft. Mike




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Old 01-03-2003, 11:33:28 PM
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Mike, That sure looks like an iron getter ! And not a bad idea for those skided engines.. Randy Hart Ohio
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Old 01-04-2003, 08:46:42 AM
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Have to admit, that is a good idea I know I could have used a setup like that on more then one Occasion
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Old 01-04-2003, 09:57:42 AM
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Wow.... I just may use you idea....
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:32:34 AM
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Mike: Nice idea. Combination "A" & "gantry" frame, and trailer for picking up and hauling old iron. Still need the good old winch for those hard to get places and blocking in the back to prevent the trailer from tiping down when loading up . Paul
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:38:35 AM
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I have been using A setup like this for A couple of years now and have discovered one problem. because of the vibration and pounding on the road all the fastener bolts keep loosening up. I have used lock washers, double nutted the bolts and even used two different types of locktite and I still have A couple that loosen up every two or three hundred miles. If any of you build A setup like this just be advised to check this out. I don't need another setup like this that I found laying along side the road.

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Old 01-04-2003, 12:18:27 PM
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Paul, you're right. I use a small hydraulic jack or blocking at the rear of the trailer when lifting a load. Otherwise, the trailer comes down and the engine stays on the ground. I have a small electric hoist that mounts to the front rails of the trailer for pulling on rolling loads. Most of the time it is just easier to lift the smaller engines with the gantry even if they are on trucks. I have used this trailer for about 5 years. The hardened bolt that fastens the beam at the rear has self locking nut with jam nut. The rest have jam nuts. Have not had any trouble with them coming loose in that time. Need to check from time to time. The rear A frame is designed to fold down when the beam is dropped. I run a winch cable over the top of the beam and lower one end at a time. Then the rear folds down on the trailer . Also,serves as my portable hoist moving heavy parts around the place. Mike
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Old 01-04-2003, 12:19:57 PM
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Thays how they use to deliver septic tanks.
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Old 01-04-2003, 12:23:13 PM
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Another view.




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Old 01-04-2003, 08:54:45 PM
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They still deliver the septic tanks using that set-up around here cept the lift is on a flat bed rather than a trailer. I like the trailer set-up much better. You did well Mike.
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Old 01-04-2003, 09:55:58 PM
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If loosening remains a problem, try drilling a small hole through each nut and bolt, insert either a split pin, or a cotter pin. Hope this helps. Dave in Holt.
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Old 01-05-2003, 01:52:46 AM
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To keep my trailer from tipping when loading a tractor, I welded a couple old bumper jacks on each side with their bases welded on. A couple lynch pins secure the posts from dropping when moving.
 

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